My mother, though tiny and with a very complicated health history, defied the odds and after dealing with the heartache of infidelity and a society which did not look kindly at divorce, she went back to college right along with us, completed her degree, worked elbow to elbow with us, her two daughters and managed to educate two professional, caring women, within the convoluted reality of mafia-ridden Medellín, Colombia in the '80, a hell hole steaming with corruption, drug-dealing and an objectification and over-sexualization of girls and women that has only become more abundant. The continued creation of projects such as these is crucial, but I see no mention AT ALL of south and central american countries; I understand ASia, Africa and Europe are political heavy weights, but the reality of women's issues encompasses the WHOLE WORLD, not a biased selection of a few case studies.